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Neosho Budget Looks Grim, But It's Not As Red As It Seems

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The City of Neosho met tonight to approve the 2018 fiscal year budget.     Budget issues are nothing new to the community -  and the upcoming budget looks as though there's a shortfall, of more than $1 million.     But city officials say that's not the case, and that there's more than meets the eye.   To the untrained eye, when looking at the city budget, you see a negative balance -- which looks like a loss of about $1.4 mil... More>>

City of Pittsburg's Insurance Settles Lawsuit with Former Police Officer Video included

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The former police officer claims he was fired by Pittsburg's city manager and the City's police chief for being a whistle blower.

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NEO Seeks Applicants for Honors Program Launching in Spring Video included

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NEO A&M community college will launch an honors program in the spring of 2018 but the time for students to apply is now. 

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Council Hears Proposal For Downtown Parking

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    The City of Joplin hears a proposal to redesign a section of Main Street in downtown to enhance parking. Cunningham: "We've seen projects like this in other communities and we've seen them be successful, so, once the overlay was done, we kinda thought this is a temporary, quick, easy, cheap way to try something new."     Taylor Cunningham is the assistant to the city manager, she also works with the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization. ... More>>

Boy Scouts Turn Camp Crowder into 'Camp Swampy' For Special Weekend Video included

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    More than 800 Boy Scouts from across the region - converge on "camp crowder" in Neosho.

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Allen County Bike Share Video included

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Thrive Allen County is all about rural revitalization. For the last 3 months, their new bike share program has brought new life to the way people get around the towns of Iola, and Humboldt, free of charge. 

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Parent's of Child Almost Adopted Out By Daycare Provider Speaks Out

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The Still family is together, happy and healthy. But that almost wasn't the case  "Who knows what would have happened had I not been fired from work" says Chris Still.  That is when Lasonya Poindexter's plan to have her clients daughter adopted by another family fell apart.  Christian, the father stayed home to watch the two kids.   Poindexter allegedly had been planning to adopt their youngest child to a couple in Arkansas. The day after Christian l... More>>

Joplin Woman Charged with Attempted Kidnapping Video included

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A Joplin daycare operator found herself in federal court Thursday after being arrested by the FBI. Her arrest stems from a bizarre case of attempted kidnapping.

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Customer Questions Company's Oversight of Dealers

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"They're just letting anybody, who wants to stick their sign in the ground somewhere, sell their product."

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McDonald County Food Pantry and Thrift Store Fights Back Against Theft. Video included

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Angela and Lissa are boxing up food to give to those in need, food that is funded by the community and mostly their thrift store sales. Crosslines feeds around 700 McDonald County families every month.  But it is often stolen before it can be placed in the right hands. "They'll drop it off outside and we cant get in fast enough, people are taking it before we can get it in" says the Crosslines director, Angela Martin. But prosecuting someone for donation theft comes ... More>>

Hurricane Recovery Supply Demand Bring Business Boom for Trucking Industry Video included

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The destruction in Texas and Florida, after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, has resulted in a huge demand for goods. From bottled water and generators as well as wallboard and plywood. And area trucking companies are answering the call. 

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Ready to Rock in Bourbon County

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Bourbon County, KS and the city of Fort Scott have a gift for local businesses: 3000 tons of gravel! 

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Joplin High School Student Alleges Discrimination, Body Shaming From Teacher Video included

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"We've spoken with other students.  It's something that has been going on.  It needs to stop," says the student's attorney.

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Former Pittsburg Police Officer Charged with Sexual Battery and Misconduct Video included

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Charges are filed against a now, former Pittsburg police officer. The Crawford county sheriff’s office is now handling the investigation. Twenty-two year old Jessie Edward Loren Davis of Carthage is charged with aggravated sexual battery and official misconduct. 

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Former Pittsburg PD Officer Charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery and Official Misconduct Video included

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On September 12, 2017, former Pittsburg Police Officer Jessie Edward Loren Davis, 22 years of age, of Carthage, MO. surrendered himself to authorities at the Crawford County Jail after a warrant for his arrest was issued. The warrant was obtained by Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Investigators through Crawford County District Court. Davis was arrested on two counts- Count 1- Aggravated Sexual Battery and Count 2- Official Misconduct. Count 1 alleges that on or about the 26th ... More>>

Pittsburg City Leaders Tour Block 22 Progress

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     City officials in Pittsburg got their first look at the progress being made on the Block 22 Project downtown.      They were given a tour of 2 of the buildings. Ahead of their regular commission meeting, Pittsburg city leaders got an up-close look at progress downtown.  They got a look at the National Bank building and the Crowell Drugs building. Gray: "We were able to tour them before the demolition started, so to see them now with al... More>>

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  • Southwest Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit - October 17th

    Southwest Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit - October 17th

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:53:43 GMT
    The opioid epidemic is one of the largest health issues the nation is facing today. The State of Missouri is not immune to this issue, and fighting this crisis is a top priority of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). On Tuesday, October 17, this issue will be the focus during the Southwest Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit to unite state leaders with our community of healthcare personnel, law enforcement, first responders, pharmacists, government ...More >>
    The opioid epidemic is one of the largest health issues the nation is facing today. The State of Missouri is not immune to this issue, and fighting this crisis is a top priority of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). On Tuesday, October 17, this issue will be the focus during the Southwest Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit to unite state leaders with our community of healthcare personnel, law enforcement, first responders, pharmacists, government ...More >>
  • Taxpayer-Funded Portraits Ban Moves Closer to Becoming Law After Bipartisan McCaskill-Backed Bill Passes the Senate

    Taxpayer-Funded Portraits Ban Moves Closer to Becoming Law After Bipartisan McCaskill-Backed Bill Passes the Senate

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-09-19 19:09:30 GMT
    The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously passed the Eliminating Government-Funded Oil-Painting (EGO) Act, a bipartisan bill backed by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, making it illegal to spend taxpayer dollars on portraits of government officials. McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Republican Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, and Deb Fischer of Nebraska to introduce the bill earlier this...More >>
    The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously passed the Eliminating Government-Funded Oil-Painting (EGO) Act, a bipartisan bill backed by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, making it illegal to spend taxpayer dollars on portraits of government officials. McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Republican Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, and Deb Fischer of Nebraska to introduce the bill earlier this...More >>
  • Chetopa man arrested for growing marijuana in city park

    Chetopa man arrested for growing marijuana in city park

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:11:37 GMT

    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Labette County Sheriff's Office, and the Chetopa Police Department arrested a Chetopa man Monday evening for growing marijuana in a Chetopa city park. 

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    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Labette County Sheriff's Office, and the Chetopa Police Department arrested a Chetopa man Monday evening for growing marijuana in a Chetopa city park. 

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  • City of Pittsburg's Insurance Settles Lawsuit with Former Police Officer

    City of Pittsburg's Insurance Settles Lawsuit with Former Police Officer

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:22:43 GMT

    The former police officer claims he was fired by Pittsburg's city manager and the City's police chief for being a whistle blower.

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    The former police officer claims he was fired by Pittsburg's city manager and the City's police chief for being a whistle blower.

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  • Full Court Press Questionnaire 2017-18

    Full Court Press Questionnaire 2017-18

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:19 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:19:02 GMT

    Full Court Press Questionnaire 2017-18 PDF Questionnaire Please provide as much information as possible: Stats, quotes, your hopes & feelings about the upcoming season, etc.  The more information you provide here the less we’ll bother you later.  If anything changes (players transferring, coaches leaving, position changes, etc.) after you return the questionnaire please contact us so we can make the magazine as up to date as possible. Thanks for your help! ...

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    Full Court Press Questionnaire 2017-18 PDF Questionnaire Please provide as much information as possible: Stats, quotes, your hopes & feelings about the upcoming season, etc.  The more information you provide here the less we’ll bother you later.  If anything changes (players transferring, coaches leaving, position changes, etc.) after you return the questionnaire please contact us so we can make the magazine as up to date as possible. Thanks for your help! ...

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  • Unidentified Suspect Steals Prescription Medication from Community Health

    Unidentified Suspect Steals Prescription Medication from Community Health

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:22:16 GMT

    On the evening of Saturday, September 16, 2017, an unidentified individual forced entry into the Southeast Kansas Community Health Center building located at 3011 North Michigan in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas. The suspect was able to steal an undisclosed amount of prescription medication before leaving the scene. The Pittsburg Police Department is releasing images and footage recorded of the incident to the public in hopes of identifying the suspect. The investigation into thi...

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    On the evening of Saturday, September 16, 2017, an unidentified individual forced entry into the Southeast Kansas Community Health Center building located at 3011 North Michigan in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas. The suspect was able to steal an undisclosed amount of prescription medication before leaving the scene. The Pittsburg Police Department is releasing images and footage recorded of the incident to the public in hopes of identifying the suspect. The investigation into thi...

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